"Yoga is the journey of self, through self, to the self."
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place” -Eckhart Tolle
Yoga consists of much more than poses. Yoga is a mindset. This is what I teach clients because this is what I have learned for myself through the evolution of my own personal practice.
Just as the asanas are meant to fit your body, your practice is created to fits you. We create a practice that allows you to journey toward your individual goal, whether it be strength, resilience, emotional relief, or a total system of conscious and skillful living.
The Unalome symbol used in the Evolution Bodywork logo is representative of the path to enlightenment: The bottom spiral illustrates the struggles we are born into, then come the struggles and chaos we face over time that allow us to evolve and become who and what we want to be as we progress along our path/journey toward enlightenment.
Just as legend of the Phoenix represents cyclical regeneration or rebirth, rising from its own ashes, or the Lotus flower that grows and blossoms out of dark murky waters, we travel through life on our journey constantly learning and growing from our experiences.
Under the 8 Limbs of yoga there are moral codes and aims of life. Artha refers to the creation of a balanced life. Ahimsa refers to compassion and thoughtful consideration. Through practice and repetition of balance and compassion your body not only adapts to the fluidity of the asanas, but you may find your thought processes and perspectives begin to adapt as well. Becoming more flexible in your mind can be just as beneficial toward your over health and pain reduction as becoming more flexible in your body.